Copyright Case Against 50 Cent Dismissed
50 Cent has kicked off 2016 with a legal win after spending much of last year on the wrong end of court spats and financial issues. A copyright suit filed against the rapper over his 2007 hit “I Get Money” was dismissed on Friday.
Tyrone Simmons, aka Young Caliber, filed papers against 50 and the song’s producer William Stanberry in 2010, claiming they had infringed on his rights to use the instrumental for “I Get Money.” Simmons also named Universal Music Group, Interscope Records and Aftermath Entertainment as defendants. Officials at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled the case was “time-barred” adding Simmons had waited too long to file the suit, according to Jackson’s lawyer, David Leichtman. “Today the Second Circuit Court of Appeals vindicated Curtis Jackson, aka 50 Cent, in a copyright case relating to his 2007 hit record “I Get Money.” “The plaintiff in the case claimed that he was the owner of the underlying beat of the track, but the appeals court affirmed an earlier ruling that the plaintiff had waited too long to raise his complaint.”